Sid is the Center of Cultural Diversity
by Cate Murway
Visionary Sidney Lawrence Taylor, BHS ‘53/ BFA University of the Arts ’57/Temple University/Rowan College consistently stands out as person of worth with a strong commitment to forge ahead in the wake of any situation. He is a rock solid character with charm, strength and simple wisdom. His wife Joyce Marie Wilson-Taylor, BHS ’55 calls him a “Renaissance” man [person's knowledge is not restricted to one subject area]. Sid is creative, intellectual, and universal, endowed with the wonderful characteristics of multi-talents and versatility, and proficiency in many disciplines with actual achievements in multiple fields.
Excelling at many different endeavors, athletics were also important to Sid. He was an accomplished football halfback, adept wrestler and a dynamic100-440 yard sprinter in track. He earned a symbolic “key to Bristol” for having the most athletic [varsity] records along with the late David Lewis, BHS ’53, also a wrestler.
Voted “Best Dressed” in his graduating class, the quote under his senior picture is confirmation, “Sidney dresses very neat, as a friend he can’t be beat.”
Joyce, dubbed “Jackie” in her yearbook, will be remembered for all times as “cute and nice to be around, here a friend can surely be found.”
He left his mark at BHS in other ways, too. He and his sister Doris and his cousins, Jean and Roland [siblings of Louise Davis, BHS ‘54] broke the barrier in Spring ’53 and were the only black students ever to go on the school trip to Washington D.C.
Interviewing artist and communicator Sidney L. Taylor proved to be a comedy, a tragedy, a romance, a human-interest story, a character study, and a period piece. The self-proclaimed storyteller shares his birthday with Samuel Finley Breese Morse (1791 –1872), an American painter of portraits and historic scenes, the creator of a single wire telegraph system, and co-inventor, with Alfred Vail, of the Morse code. Sid’s story verified how far we must travel to find the place where we belong.
The unrelenting, spontaneous, ingenious strategist with unlimited ambition grew up with his sisters, Doris, BHS ’53, Barbara, BHS ‘57 and Michelle, BHS ’77 in the Borough on Market Street but mainly on Bath Street, living across the way from Mayor John Maurice Rodgers’ family. His parents were town councilman/ Clinton J. Lewis Lodge #201 Bristol Elks member, Joseph Cornelius Taylor who came to Bristol in his late teens from Philadelphia and Evelyn Ida [Ross], a BHS grad who sold their home on Bath Street and resided in the Grundy Towers until she passed away. Sidney worked for his interior decorator, painting and papering dad, “pasted paper for my Pop” and became very good at working at Taylor Interior Decorating at a very early age. He started working with him when he was about 6 years old. “He had a very pleasing personality!” His father was commissioned to do murals in NY. Sidney and his class created the Lenape Indian mural on Tawanka Elementary School.
His parents and family were progressive, doubtlessly having a stimulating effect upon their children and they wanted Sid to be a teacher. His grandparents owned an amazing collection of books and Sid became an avid reader. His maternal grandfather Ross [cousin of Harriet Ross Tubman] attended Hampton University, VA, a dynamic institution that boasts one of the loveliest campuses in the nation, with a picturesque waterfront and historic buildings and landmarks, and his grandmother attended the Queen Anne School.
Growing up in the mill town of Bristol left only fond memories even though no one was very affluent. Sid confirmed, “Everyone got along as kids, everyone got along pretty good. Being a kid was fun. I had fun every day and I enjoyed myself!” He and his friends played hide and seek, kick the can, played in every ballpark in town, swam in the River, in Silver Lake and in the canal. His mom was a great cook and he remembers prizing the richly nourishing beef kidney organ meats as a kid because they were almost always both inexpensive and plentiful. They would buy their groceries in the American store on the corner of Otter & Bath. They owned a car but they walked a lot. He loved ice cream at Harry Straus’ cut rate patent medicines drug store and the greatest banana splits with three dips: vanilla, chocolate and strawberry at Pappajian’s.
Sidney’s career in education began with elementary art practice teaching, mostly hands on, at Warren Snyder and then later, he taught in Lower Southampton. He was dedicated above all else to student success while he held teaching positions in the Neshaminy and Lower Southampton School Districts, PA and Willingboro School District and Burlington County College, NJ. He was always a self-sacrificing and loving crusader for the good of the children. Arts strengthen our appreciation of the world, as well as our ability to be creative and inventive decision-makers.
He and his late wife, Philadelphia born Cora Lee [Watson] Taylor, the parliamentarian in the AAHCSBC, were married for 49 years. In his book, “After Sharecropping”, Sidney describes Cora as “not presumptuous, laid back like her father and strong-willed as her mother. She made our children tow the line, but at the same time they have great admiration for her.” Daughter, Cindy Kufper worked in education in South Carolina; Professor Jason, a Financial Aid administrator at Mercer County Community College, West Windsor Campus, lives across the street; son Guy is a free lancer; and daughter, June Jackson
is a recruiter for businesses and was a professional photographer.
When they first married, they purchased a home on Swain Street and resided there until the 70’s. He moved away, but kept his heart in Bristol.
Sidney’s list of achievements is as long as it is incredibly varied. He taught Vocational education class TV Production I/II/III in Willingboro in a facility bigger than most colleges. It was rated top 5 in the nation for original television productions. Sidney’s program was presented on cable television Channel 48 “day and night for 10 years”, promoting the school district.
He interviewed anyone who had anything to do with education with his an inexhaustible source of original and fertile ideas in his “Questions for the Superintendent” on any worthwhile topic that proved to be poignant, exhilarating, and astutely human in its scope. Per Sid, “No terrible interviews, no best; they were all fun!”
After doing a television drug prevention program, he wanted to keep his children out of that kind of danger. He relocated his family to a gorgeous 6+ acres and a creek in New Egypt. They raised animals, some of these for food, sharing his land with 2 cows, 100 chickens and 70 ducks. They also had dogs and horses. They ran the New Egypt Bakeshop on Main Street, a family venture for about 5 years. Sid bought all the bakery products from area shops, buying the best of everything but the cakes he decorated himself were the “signature” items.
“It was like a conversation piece; people came in for a pastry, coffee and conversation.”
According to a late well-known New Egypt historian and naturalist, Elizabeth Meirs Morgan, dubbed the "Pine Baroness", New Egypt, NJ is "a place you wouldn't believe, like the back of beyond.”
Their children attended the Plumsted Township School District. The motto is "Every Child, Every Day, Whatever it Takes"
He and his wife Joyce Marie Wilson-Taylor, who grew up on Spruce Street, knew each other their entire lives and belonged to the Juvenile Elks, of which Sidney was the President. Joyce’s parents were BHS grad Freeman Wilson, a mechanic who owned Wilson’s Repair and originally from Bordentown, NJ, Lilly [Bragg]. Her grandfather, Frank Wilson was the chauffeur for Burgess Clifford L. Anderson and Burgess I. Johnson Hetherington.
Joyce had just sold her home on Seabird Drive and was relocating to South Carolina.
She had retired as secretary from [David and Rose] Norman’s Stationery, run by the late Arnold E. Norman and had worked for the Bucks County Court System.
Sidney called to tell her that Cora had died when he received her “I’ve Moved” card. After many hours spent on the phone, sharing memories and answers to questions they had prepared for each other, [Sidney never stops interviewing!], they married July 26, 2007. [Happy Anniversary!]
Sidney has served as board member and panelist on many organizations and committees, including Commissioner of Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission, the primary leader and catalyst in promoting the arts and cultural heritage in Ocean County. He and the staff developed, fostered, and evaluated programs and services in the arts and history that further the growth and knowledge of the County’s cultural and heritage resources.
He also made significant contributions to the Willingboro Retired Education Association and the Plumsted Township Council for the Arts that endeavors to stimulate and involve the community in the appreciation and performance of the arts. He is also involved in the New Egypt, NJ Historical society and was the Affirmative Action Officer for Willingboro, NJ School District, 1989-90.
His wife confirms that he’s a “people person; he talks to everybody and questions everybody” and Sid commented, “I do everything in earnest”.
Sid participated in a TV Documentary, "A Remarkable Journey-Ticket to Freedom," Park Hill Entertainment of Burbank CA for NBC Enterprises, 2004.
He has written at least 7 books, editorials for the Inquirer and “Reflections” for about 6 years for the Bristol Pilot. That endeavor started when he wrote a piece about Bristol Day! He also writes for the “Carolina Gateway” newspaper in South Carolina and his column is dubbed “Mark Twain of the South”.
He feels that Bristol has changed. Now there are sections of minorities where once everyone just lived and worked together. No character seemed insignificant. “It was a terrific time. The diversity was beautiful.” He said he remembers when the diverse community was once united. But as people grew older and others moved away, he said, the once close-knit community dwindled, but is not forgotten. His goal is a Cultural Diversity Center. President of the African American Historical Cultural Society of Bucks County since 1999, Sid, well deserving of the acclaim he received, was awarded at their annual banquet celebrating “Past, Present, Future and Diversity”. He led the effort to raise about $140,000 to bring the 6-foot tall Harriet “Hat” [Ross] Tubman (1820-1913) monument to Lions Waterfront Park in 2006.He and Robert Nicholas Liberatore, Sr., BHS ’57, who still reminisce on the old days, have united in untiring research because of their love of Bristol and its history. “Bob never forgot his Bristol roots,” Taylor said about his friend. “Or his beginnings — and neither did I.”
Bob shared, “I know of no one who has worked harder to bring cooperation and diversity into Bristol Borough. Sid has worked very closely with the BSAA to benefit the youth with the scholarship programs.”
His cousin, AAHCS Secretary/Treasurer [Marie] Louise Davis [their mothers are sisters]
said, “Sidney often has a way of directly dealing with the goals we aspire to in a pragmatic way. He may state or allude to possibilities or limitations which if acknowledged can direct the course of the solution that would lead to a more integrated and interactive present.”
Sidney L. Taylor is planning a Cultural Diversity Center but Sid is proving himself to be the center of cultural diversity! His idealism, naiveté and inner strength make him an unassuming but powerful leader. Come to the African American Day festival 8.10.08!
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Lower Southampton approves
new Tawanka school land development plan
By GEMA MARIA DUARTE Staff writer
Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 10:00 pm
The construction of a new Tawanka Elementary School is a go.
The preliminary and final land development was approved
unanimously by the Lower Southampton Board of Supervisors
on Wednesday night.
Prior to the vote, several neighbors who live closest
to the Brownsville Road property where the new school
will be built aired concerns over traffic, parking and construction
noise. All of the questions were answered by the professionals
hired by the Neshaminy School District.
Board Chairman Keith Wesley was stern in keeping
public comment to the plan development.
He did not allow any questions or concerns
regarding district issues, such as the cost of the building
or shifting of grades.
The construction of a new elementary school is part
of the district’s plan to close three elementary schools,
renovate other schools and move fifth-graders to middle school,
decisions that angered some parents.
As part of the plan, the district will demolish the existing building,
which was constructed in 1964, and construct a new two-story building
on the Brownsville Road property, which is estimated to last longer than 50 years.
Construction is expected take 14 to 15 months and officials hope to be open for the 2016-17 school year, according to the team of engineers, legal counsel and school officials who attended the meeting.
The stone structure, which will have metal siding, will have the capacity to hold 900 students. The building will house a gymnasium, kitchen, cafeteria, administration offices and 40 classrooms, including art and music rooms. There will be 24 classrooms on the first floor and 16 on the second floor, where the library will be located. Students in kindergarten through fourth grade will attend the new school.
The plan didn’t require any variances; however, the township did grant two waivers dealing with driveway width and modifying manmade steep slopes that resulted from construction in the 1960s.
A request for Pennsylvania Department of Transportation approval to create a left-hand turn lane on Brownsville Road to allow access to the new school is pending.
About 10 neighbors attended the meeting. One resident said parking was difficult in the area already and feared the issue would worsen with the new school.
Township solicitor Mike Savona explained that initially, the district wasn’t going to build the additional 48 parking spots right away. The district was going to keep them in reserve as allowed in the township ordinance. The district agreed to go ahead and build them after the township made the request. Additionally, the district has agreed to use fields on the property for overflow parking, he said.
Another resident was concerned that traffic would spill over onto his street, Wood Road, and that parents dropping off their children would use the street to avoid the designated unloading route.
The professionals didn’t anticipate that would be a problem. Supervisor Kim Koutsouradis suggested posting signs prohibiting drop-offs on Wood Road and having police enforce it.
A third resident was concerned about vibration during construction affecting foundations of existing properties. The professionals also didn’t anticipate that would be a problem, but said that if it did occur, the issue could be monitored.
The district will refinance a 2006 bond for $68.5 million. Close to $34 million of the debt would be used to build the new elementary school.
End of the Tale
by Cate Murway
"Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life." Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
Mourning the loss but celebrating the legacy of Sidney Lawrence Taylor, BHS ‘53/ BFA University of the Arts ’57/Temple University/Rowan College who passed away in early December at the age of 81 in Fort Mill, SC. He illuminated many lives in various ways with his brilliant talent, brightening his corner of the world with his eclectic passions.
Sidney grew up in the small mill town of Bristol and he cherished only fond memories, even though no one was particularly affluent. He confirmed, “Everyone got along as kids, everyone got along pretty good. Being a kid was fun. I had fun every day and I enjoyed myself!”
This unrelenting, spontaneous, ingenious strategist with apparently unlimited ambitions grew up with his sisters, the late Doris, BHS ’53, Barbara Nix, BHS ‘57 and the late Michelle Holmes, BHS ’77 in the Borough on Market Street but mainly on Bath Street, living across the way from the late Mayor John Maurice Rodgers’ family. His parents were town councilman/ Clinton J. Lewis Lodge #201 Bristol Elks member, Joseph Cornelius Taylor who came to Bristol in his late teens from Philadelphia and married Evelyn Ida [Ross], a BHS grad who sold their home on Bath Street and resided in the Grundy Towers until she passed away.
Sidney worked for his interior decorator, painting and papering dad, “pasted paper for my Pop” and became very good at working at Taylor Interior Decorating at a very early age. He started working with him when he was about 6 years old. Sidney praised his father. “He had a very pleasing personality!” His dad was commissioned to do murals in NY and it was Sidney and his class who created the Lenape Indian mural on Tawanka Elementary School. [Sidney was a member of the Artists of Bristol [AOB] from 2007-2012]
Excelling at many different endeavors, athletics were also quite important to Sid. He was an accomplished football halfback, adept wrestler and a dynamic 100-440 yard sprinter in track. He earned a symbolic “key to Bristol” for having the most athletic [varsity] records along with the late David Lewis, BHS ’53, also a wrestler.
Bristol High School’s relay teams and individuals proved dominant in competitions. Sid was the second leg of the celebrated, undefeated 440-relay team that included the late Larry Cohen, Dominick Sottile and his cousin, the late Roland “Mickey” Davis in 1953.
He left his impactful marks at BHS in other ways, too. He and his sister Doris and his cousins, Jean and Roland [siblings of Louise Davis, BHS ‘54] broke the barrier in Spring ’53 and were the only black students ever to go on the school trip to Washington D.C.
Sidney had a dream of a Cultural Diversity Center in Bristol that resonated deeply.
A former President of the African American Historical Cultural Society of Bucks County, well deserving of any and all acclaims he received, Sid had been recognized at the AAHCS annual banquet celebrating “Past, Present, Future and Diversity”.
Sidney led the effort to raise about $140,000 to bring the 6-foot tall Harriet “Hat” [Ross] Tubman [1820-1913] monument to Lions’ Waterfront Park in 2006.
He and Robert Nicholas Liberatore, Sr., BHS ’57, who often reminisced the old days, had united in untiring research because of their love of Bristol and its history. “Bob never forgot his Bristol roots,” Taylor had said about his friend. “Or his beginnings — and neither did I.”
Bob had shared, “I know of no one who worked harder to bring cooperation and diversity into Bristol Borough. Sid also worked very closely with the BSAA to benefit the youth with the scholarship programs.”
This author, journalist, lecturer and avid pursuant of the arts obviously considered his life an enormous privilege and an adventure.
Sidney’s list of achievements is as long as it is incredibly varied. He once taught Art [Neshaminy School District] and in the Vocational education class TV Production I/II/III in Willingboro in a facility bigger than most colleges, rated top 5 in the nation for original television productions. Sidney’s program was presented on cable television Channel 48 “day and night for 10 years”, promoting the school district while he interviewed anyone who had anything to do with education with his an inexhaustible source of original and fertile ideas in his “Questions for the Superintendent” on any worthwhile topic that proved to be poignant, exhilarating, and astutely human in its scope.
Sid participated in a TV Documentary, "A Remarkable Journey-Ticket to Freedom," Park Hill Entertainment of Burbank CA for NBC Enterprises, 2004 and he authored at least 7 books, editorials for the Inquirer and “Reflections” for the Bristol Pilot newspaper, commencing with a piece about Bristol Day. He also wrote for the “Carolina Gateway” newspaper in South Carolina and his column was dubbed “Mark Twain of the South”.
An interview almost a decade ago with the late artist and communicator Sid Taylor proved to be a comedy, a tragedy, a romance, a human-interest story, a character study, and a period piece. This self-proclaimed storyteller had shared his birthday with Samuel Finley Breese Morse (1791 –1872), an American painter of portraits and historic scenes, the creator of a single wire telegraph system, and co-inventor, with Alfred Vail, of the Morse code.
Sid’s story verified how far one must travel to find the place where one belongs.
His idealism, naiveté and inner strength made him an unassuming but powerful leader.
Bristol is blessed to have had Sidney L. Taylor among them. He will be missed.
Sidney was preceded in death by his first wife, Cora Lee [Watson] Taylor. He is survived by his beloved wife, Joyce Marie Wilson-Taylor, BHS ’55, two sons, Jason [Michele] of New Egypt, NJ and Guy of Chesterfield, SC; and two daughters, Cindy Lou Kupfer [Gary] of Wadesboro, NC, and June of Charlotte, NC.
Reflections from his son
Jason Taylor about Sidney Taylor, his father
December 9-11, 2015
"There comes a time in many of our lives that we end up (have the misfortune (or fortune) of outliving a parent. One or both of them. What we decide to do next is going to be a key factor in how our lives turn out, moving forward. This is a grief period, an acceptance period, and a reflection period. I just want to take this moment to tell you about my reflection period over my Dad.
He once said that everyone he has ever lost is still with him in his heart and mind. They remained as a source of energy and wellbeing for him. His one statement alone (and he had a lot of them) can let me sit and write this the day after his death with a feeling of strength and renewed determination to continue on the life path that he created and fostered for me. I didn’t say nurtured, because that feels kind of pacifying and tender, and that’s certainly NOT the feeling that he left with anybody, especially with his kids. …Mean? That’s how I’d describe him, but loving and fostering, too? Yes. O.K., so, not mean, per se, but a real father who put it to you as it is and was, and made you realize what he wanted you to know about living successfully. Let me tell you what I mean.
Years ago, when I was 8 or so, my dad saw the need to move us from the suburbs (and its influences), to the country. This wasn’t exactly an easy time for him to move to an unfamiliar neighborhood. The climate of the times could determine your acceptance there or not. Anyway, he decided to create a gentleman’s farm and bought ducks, chickens, cows and horses. As a leisure time activity, he decided we would train and ride our horses. I got thrown off so many times I can’t count. My sister just told me that she remembers when I landed on the hard asphalt in the street and I thought that I’d never walk again.
I remember tears pouring out of my face when he said, invariably, to get back on. I was terrified but, you know, the fear went away. Mandy Patinkin said recently that, “ fear is the poison of our lives.” Action and perseverance are what determine success. After a while, I became quite good at riding any horse at the time. No more fear and a whole lot more fun!
The following paragraph includes bits and pieces of the conversations we would have when we were kids growing up. “Dad, we were just invited bowling. Can we go bowling? No. Can we go to Great Adventure with ours friends? No. Can I go to the prom? No. (I had already asked the girl but ended up having to recant and tell her I wasn’t allowed to go.) Can I go across the street to the neighbor’s Halloween party? No. Can you go outside and do some yardwork? Yes. Can you tend after the chickens and horses and cows? Yes. Can you rake up the leaves in the wooded section of the yard? Yes.”
Did I learn how to work and reap the benefits of it? Yes. Do I believe that I can outwork a lot of people? Yes. Although, my friends will end up laughing when they read or hear this. But, trust me, I can outwork a lot of people. Note, I’m pretty relaxed and never lost that part of myself, but, believe it or not, Dad really appreciated that in me. He said that life was meant to be enjoyed, which surprised me at the time. Work, work, work, …not my personality, but I can still do it. Test me out if you need some help.
I joined the wrestling team in high school. Did I end up enjoying it? No. Was I good at it? No. I hated it. So, when I came home and announced that I was going to quit, Dad announced that, no, I wasn’t. I started the season and he said that I was going to finish what I started. Did I end up with a winning season? No, but, I did end up with a friend, my wrestling partner, who is one of my best friends to this day. A friend, who has family who are my family and my wife’s family now. …happiness, fun, security in friends that I have. A life that has a whole lot more fun and security in it than it would have. And, I still have a varsity jacket, whether I deserved it or not… O.k., o.k., it was a losing season but I still have comradery that is a priceless, life long, gift.
Let me talk about the college years. I attended a college that was an hour drive away. You guessed it, I was not allowed to live on campus. It wasn’t that fun of an experience for me and kept my partying potential to a minimum! At some point along the way, I lost my driving privileges because I was stopped and couldn’t produce proof of insurance. Six months with no license. I was pretty happy though, because that meant that I’d have to quit school, which did I say I wasn’t having much fun and hated my economics courses with a passion? Well, much to my surprise, Dad wasn’t hearing it. Instead, his sacrifice for his kid now included him having to get up extra early for work, driving me the hour north to drop me off for the day at school and then driving back south an hour, past his home, to commute another half hour to his job. How did I get home? Well, he left work, picked up mom on the way and drove up to get me at the end of the day. …The bachelor’s degree that I have now has given me a lot more opportunity than when I didn’t have it.
That reminds me about my job search. Dad was relentless in his inspection of my job search activities. Of course, I was required to show him the proof. Can I tell you that I still have the legal sized spreadsheet that listed the companies I applied to. It has columns that list whether I visited in person or mailed a resume. It lists the multiple times (85 to 90%) that I either got no response or received that, oh so common, letter in the mail that says, “thank you for your application, however…” There must be in excess of 150 disappointing entries on that document. I still have it as a reminder to be thankful for the job I have now.
And listen to this… When I finally got an interview for the job that I hold now, I was told by the supervisor that I was not a good candidate for the job. Well, the person who got the job obviously wasn’t a good candidate either because about a year or so later my father saw the job listing in the paper again. By then, I had managed to get a clerical, temp job typing documents into a computer. Despite my meager protests, Dad told me to apply for it. I didn’t get the job again, and the supervisor told me directly that they were going to re-advertise the position. When they did, guess who was made to apply. How embarrassing. I was prompted by Dad to visit the office on several occasions to check the status of my application and to find out about any interview plans they had. Can you imagine what they thought of me? Well, if you’re going to be that persistent then there must be something promising about you. I got the interview. I got the job. I still have the job (including promotions) 27 years later. Do you realize that because of all this, I have a pension and really good medical benefits (that also cover my wife). I now have the ability to take care of myself (and others) for the rest of my life because Dad made me persist at this most unpromising endeavor.
Most of you know that my father was an artist. He started his portfolio when he was a child. He later attended the Philadelphia College of Art and was employed as an art teacher for many years. As I reflect on his creativity and collection of artwork, I can smile because I realize, that yet again, he was teaching us about how to live and enjoy the outcome of our labor. His art is the manifestation of his approach to life. Observe, get involved, take action, with pen, brush, canvas, whatever, and you will invariably end up with something that ultimately brings joy to someone. His art pieces end up being the manifestation of his work and enjoyment of life, on so many levels. He and it (his art) were about perception, application and persistence. Did he end up creating blessings beyond what would be normal for himself and others? Yes, he did. Just ask any one of his family or friends. To live as full and as impactful a life as he did, for himself and for others, was truly a result of seeing the opportunity and steadily, persistently applying himself to turn it into an artful reality. The impact of his life, for those of us he touched will never end. The visual effects are all around us. …And the determination to live and enjoy is forever within us."
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Tawanka Elementary School
Sidney passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2015
his wife, Joyce said he had congestive heart failure.
Sidney L. Taylor, 81, died Dec. 8, 2015.
He was the son of the late Joseph and Ida Ross Taylor. He was married to Joyce Wilson Taylor
Survivors include his wife of Indian Land; two sons, Jason Taylor of New Egypt, N.J., and Guy Taylor of Chesterfield; two daughters, Cindy L. Kupfer of Wadesboro, N.C., and June Taylor of Charlotte;
and a sister, Barbara Taylor Nix of Bristol, PA.
Crawford Funeral Home is in charge.
( December 15, 2006 )
Cora L. Taylor, age 74, of New Egypt died Friday, December 15 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton. Born in Earle,Arkansas, she had been a resident of New Egypt for the past 32 years and formerly of Willingboro, Bristol, PA, Philadelphia and Arkansas.
Cora had worked as a typist for Lawrence Publishing. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses in New Egypt, a member of the New Egypt Historical Society, the New Egypt Council for the Arts and a member of the African-American Historial & Cultural Society of Bucks County. Cora is survived by her husband, Sid Taylor; two sons, Jason Taylor of New Egypt & Guy Taylor of Lewisburg, PA; two daughters, June Jackson of Cherry Hill & Cindy
Lisendy of Chesterfield, SC; a brother, Albert Davis; three sisters, Jessie Moore, Lilly Clifton & Joetta Gadsden; a nephew, Ray Hopkens and several other nieces & nephews.
Funeral services and interment will be private at the convenience of the family..
photographer- Dave Rutkowski